Fiscal Host: Open Collective Europe
Support marginalized communities to get free access to technology, tools, resources and materials so they design their own, community-based, individual and relevant education.
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The Multi-Talented Makespace (MTM), Org number: 802531-2359, is a Swedish non-profit association (Jurisdiction form: 61 IDEELLA FORENINGAR) set up to promote peer-to-peer education and thereby assist people in acquiring knowledge and skills, enabling them to:
- Improve their living conditions
- Alleviate the problems of poverty and unemployment
- Gain access to decision-making processes, community services and common arenas
The Multi-Talented Makerspace (Sweden), in collaboration with Multi-Talented Makerspace Trust(Zimbabwe) and Project DEFY (Design Education For Yourself) want to establish a self-designed learning centre or ‘school without teachers’ that provides marginalized community members with free access to technology, tools, resources and materials so they design their own, community-based, individual and relevant education. The MTM Nook aims to lead the way in response to the manifold and ever-increasing challenges of poverty and unemployment in Sakubva, Mutare, Zimbabwe through its unique model of community self-determination and grassroots empowerment for the residents who are no longer willing to wait for top-down solutions. The project explores the radical change of designing, developing and implementing our own education, which then translates into cooperative economic models that could be implemented in Sakubva by realising the ideas and dreams of the community itself – the whole community, including women, young people and the most marginalized.
The MTM Nook is also a DisCO Lab (Distributed Cooperative Organization Laboratory), following a set of organizational tools and processes designed for groups that work together according to cooperative, commons-oriented and feminist economic principles. As part of the DisCO Lab, the MTM Nook will receive training and support from DisCO.coop in enabling participants to avoid the competitive and extractive behaviours of the market and instead be rewarded for their labour in a way that also allows them to commit to their shared social values.
Multi-Talented Makerspace (MTM) is the brainchild of Brian Tinoota . Brian is creating the first Zimbabwean Makerspace which will be run as a DisCO. The DisCO Mothership is working together with MTM as a DisCO to learn from each other and see how DisCO can be applied in very different cultural and economic contexts.